'We are very happy that Ralf Rangnick will be continuing his excellent work in Hoffenheim. On behalf of the backroom staff here at TSG, I can say that it was extremely important to us to secure the further service of Ralf Rangnick. I am completely convinced that Ralf Rangnick will bring us success.' said Dietmar Hopp.
Ralf Rangnock himself was also pleased: 'I'm very happy to be able to continue my work here with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. After long and intense talks with Dietmar Hopp, I've decided to take the step to lengthen my contract, because we want to follow through with our vision for the club's future which we set out on 2006.' It's decisive that we remind ourselves of our philosophy, which is namely to develop young, talented German footballers, which will help us to establish the club further in the market and therefore in the Bundesliga.'
Ralf Rangnick has been manager of 1899 Hoffenheim since July 2006.